REDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia man has now been charged with attempted first-degree murder after authorities say he shot two police officers in Frederick, Maryland.
Maryland State Police said in a news release Saturday that Dominique Lamarr Lewis, 25, of Hampton, Virginia has also been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Lewis is under police guard at a Baltimore hospital, where he is receiving treatment for gunshot wounds from officers who returned fire.
The two officers — Bryan Snyder, 43, and Kristen Kowalsky, 32 — were taken to the same hospital for treatment. Authorities said Friday that their conditions were stable and they were awake.
Police approached Lewis on Friday afternoon after receiving a call about a suspicious man with a gun. State police said Saturday that the officers found Lewis sitting on an electrical box with a gun. The officers asked Lewis to show his hands but were ignored, police said.
Moments later, police said, Lewis began to walk away from the officers, then turned around and shot the officers with a handgun. The officers then returned fire.